Today, the legal academy lost a good friend and colleague. Keith Aoki passed away after struggling with illness. Those of us who had the privilege of working with Keith will remember him for his intelligence, wit, energy, and caring. I was lucky enough to know him as a fellow intellectual property professor, member of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty, AALS committee member, and most of all – friend. He was an inspirational, outstanding, and special person in every way. Rest in peace, Keith.